Tuesday 16 February 2016

First Chapter Tuesday Intros & Teaser Tuesday #8 - "The Pause" by John Larkin

Every Tuesday Diane @ Bibliophile By the Sea hosts a weekly meme called First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. Basically, this is when you share the first and maybe the second paragraph of the book you are currently reading or want to read soon.

Teaser Tuesdays is a meme hosted by MizB @ A Daily Rhythm, where I need to open a book to a random page and pick two spoiler-free sentences.

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My book club decided to read this book, so I started to read it yesterday.

Five Hours Before
My name is Declan O'Malley. I'm seventeen years old. I come from a loving and supportive family. i go to a top-notch selective high school. I have the sweetest, most gorgeous and intelligent girlfriend in the world. And in five hours' time, I will kill myself.
I'd like to report that my death actually meant something.That I'd stepped in front of a bus to save a little girl who'd chased a much-loved pet onto a busy road. Or that I'd saved an old lady from thugs on a train, despatching them with a potntially lethal combination of kung-fu, karate and UFC - only the gang regrouped and stabbed me in retaliation.

'Hang in there, Dec,' she says. 'The sun will smile on you again. I promise.'
~pg. 18

What do you think? Would you read it?


  1. This certainly grabs your attention! I would definitely keep reading.

  2. I'd have to read further to see. I like the intro, but....